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TotosMom 01-09-2012 08:55 PM

Please critique my 3 1/2 year old pony
Hi guys! New here, but not new to forums. Can't wait to get more active in this forum as well.
Here is my 3 1/2 year old new forest pony gelding. He has been out of work for a few months now, just letting him have some time off after an active summer.
These pictures are from a couple days ago, as well as the videos. He hasn't been on the lunge in a while...
videos (turn your sound down unless you wanna here my annoying voice along with my mom's ... )

thank you so much!

rbarlo32 01-10-2012 06:23 AM

How tall is he as he looks very tall for a new forest?

PintoTess 01-10-2012 07:00 AM

Awww hes cute:)

ScharmLily 01-10-2012 08:32 AM

That is a very nice looking pony! His conformation looks very correct.

TotosMom 01-10-2012 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by rbarlo32 (Post 1301576)
How tall is he as he looks very tall for a new forest?

he is 14.1... maybe 14.2 hh... my mom and I are both pretty short so that makes him look tall.:-)

rbarlo32 01-10-2012 12:48 PM

Ok that makes sense sorry just being nosey

TotosMom 01-10-2012 02:12 PM

That's okay! Haha, I get that a lot when people see pictures of him... "Are you sure he's a pony???" LOL

blue eyed pony 01-11-2012 09:50 AM

very horse type despite his pony breeding. a tad downhill and croup high and a little upright in the shoulder. I'm also not particularly fond of his hindquarter. but he's a very pretty fellow and i can see him in the show ring.
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TotosMom 01-11-2012 11:57 AM

Thanks! He is slightly downhill right now, i think... but I believe he will grow out of it. Funny you say he is upright in the shoulder, as I have heard otherwise! And yes, he is very horse-looking. That's what New Forest Ponies are supposed to be bred to look like, so yay!

blue eyed pony 01-12-2012 06:11 AM

He's not hugely upright, I'd just like to see a touch more slope (I am strange, I ride jumpers not dressage, but I still like a dressage-type shoulder). That kind of shoulder conformation is very common in the ponies.

If he's 14.2 NOW he may mature to be horse-sized rather than pony-sized, even if only by a tiny margin. At 3 1/2 he does still have the potential to level out but they've done most of their growing by then so I wouldn't rely on it. But he's not very much downhill so it's really no big deal.

He's really a very nice pony and I'd be proud to have him, if he was mine.

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